Outside of the classroom, Quinn and I have explored the southern sphere of the German speaking world. We’ve hiked in Innsbruck, swam in Rorschach, and made a life for ourselves in Munich, not to mention our ability to speak German has greatly improved throughout all of these endeavours.
All of these experiences have solidified my goals for myself. In the next few years, I hope to return to Europe and teach English in Germany through the Fulbright Program. I wouldn’t have been able to have such a clear plan in mind if I didn’t study through the Munich Program.
The teachers and host families you get to meet in the program are enough to make you pack your bags and sign up for a semester in Munich. Leo Brux, the Gutmanns, Günther Polzin, Barbara Hundshammer, the Suttmans, and Andreas Rost have given me more in two semesters than I’ve experienced in all my years of schooling.
Needless to say, I love Germany. I love Bavaria. I love Munich.